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Poster: light into ashes Date: Oct 12, 2011 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...there's only ONE: 12 Oct 1968.

Like this one?
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-05-07.sbd.cotsman.6028.sbeok.shnf

Or this one?
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-04-15.sbd.lai.6644.sbefail.shnf

Or this one?
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1966-11-29.sbd.graham-perlstein.106497.flac16

Or this one?
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-10-09.sbd.vernon.5249.sbeok.shnf

Those are some of the more detailed ones; sometimes he's utterly loony.
Gotta love how on 10/12/68, he says he & his football buddies really went to see the openers Mance Lipscomb & Linn County - and also how the Dead played til well past the 2 am curfew (no doubt explaining why their show's so short, all of 80 minutes!)
And as usual, he pays special attention to the weather: "I still count this as one of the most utterly perfect weeks in my life. The crystal clear days and nights were warm and balmy with an unending gentle breeze. The air was soft and caressing to the skin."

I especially love his reviews of the Berkeley '72 run, like the wedding party on the 21st -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-08-21.sbd.hamilton.150.sbeok.shnf
- or talking to Bear on the 25th -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-08-25.sbd.miller.92840.sbeok.flac16
- while, at the same time, helping his fainting girlfriend! -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-08-25.sbd.8474.unknown.sbeok.shnf ("I failed on this night to write down the setlist order in my journal because my girlfriend was feeling faint and I could not keep copious notes while trying to care for her.")
But who knows, every word could be true.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Oct 12, 2011 8:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...there's only ONE: 12 Oct 1968.

His review of 5/7/69 is hilarious!

"Near the end of the Airplaneâs set Ed, my fellow traveler, came bounding up with two hotties who wanted to experiment in free love, and that we should not let them down. We agreed and took them back to Edâs Oldsmobile and made exquisite kamaikaze sex with these two girls. After such we let them out of the car, drove silently towards home and never spoke to each other again about the Grateful Dead being outra de element."

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 12, 2011 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...there's only ONE: 12 Oct 1968.

Wow. I have never read any of the reviews you cited. I can see your pov. The reviews I've read from him are in the 'last half', and don't contain any storytelling, simply his take on a show. Seems night & day.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-08-28.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.106749.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-04-01.fob.sonyECM220t.kirschner.miller.95693.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-10-17.dsbd.wiley.11613.sbeok.shnf

While on the subject, is their a reviewer whose ear and pen you like?

This might cause acid reflux for some, but oh_uh_um_ah (I know) has a usually short, but point on commentary.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 12, 2011 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...there's only ONE: 12 Oct 1968.

i actually agree about islam sucks! many of my favorite shows contain reviews by him, and he's actually got a good ear for the music if you look at some of his reviews. whether he's a douchenozzle or not is irrelevant in critiquing his reviews.

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Poster: vapors Date: Oct 12, 2011 5:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...there's only ONE: 12 Oct 1968.

You have got to be kidding. It is all well to give credit where credit is due.

For example, it could be easily stated :
“Right on Tell – this show will forever be worth mentioning, listening to… and so on and so forth”

Now I’m not saying that anyone should care what I think but you guys implying some sort of validity to the “commentary” you point to has me questioning your sense of reason.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 12, 2011 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...there's only ONE: 12 Oct 1968.

I don't remember reviewers unless they are current forum users or they keep popping up on shows, and sources of those shows, that I pick. Hunt & om just show up enough, and are interesting enough, for me to remember their handle. However, to find a particular scintillating review by them is wasting time.


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Poster: vapors Date: Oct 12, 2011 6:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...there's only ONE: 12 Oct 1968.

The music is what suffices, and all hail to those here that point the way!
Past advice to me from you has been along the lines of ‘don’t be afraid to speak your mind.’
Hence: just because someone keeps popping up doesn’t make them noteworthy or interesting, and I often find their posts prove quite the contrary. (Like you say – a waste of time.)

No disrespect meant to you or rd. Being able to participate in this forum was no small step for me, and it has since been dear to me. I have found that learning which posters to ignore makes it much more digestible. For me it has been an acquired taste, and one that certainly must serve each member in an individual way. Anyhow, peace be with you. I have moved on:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1968-10-13.sbd.miller.115606.flac16

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 12, 2011 6:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...there's only ONE: 12 Oct 1968.

Lord, no disrespect taken at all v.

>Being able to participate in this forum was no small step for me

This is more an off line conversation, but you have shared that before w/me. Whatever policy sees you through. high flow has a whole charting system for handles he ignores. (I think you commented on that thread if I remember.)

>and it has since been dear to me.

I'm right there with you.

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Poster: vapors Date: Oct 12, 2011 6:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...there's only ONE: 12 Oct 1968.

> I’m right there with you.
I know ;)
(as Lou wipes us off the page with shenanigans of note)

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Oct 13, 2011 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...there's only ONE: 12 Oct 1968.

What about Capn Doubledose? Or, Dr. Flashback?
The Dr. actually showed up here on the forum about a month ago or so. He made one post and disappeared again. Perhaps, he was in the midst of one and didn't realize it was the Forum, "Dammit, why do they keep changing the format for entering reviews? Dammit, Jim. I'm a doctor, not Konrad Zuse!!"

Judge TOOTMO

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 12, 2011 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...there's only ONE: 12 Oct 1968.

I wasn't kidding, but I am questioning myself now that I've looked back at his so-called reviews. I remember a lot of my favorite shows ever, had reviews by him. I guess I picked up on that and figured he must have similar musical tastes to me when it comes to the GD. However I now see he's "reviewed" over 300 shows! Most of them, not even reviews as you all know.

I remember a couple reviews that had some significance but I can't find them now among all the other crap he posted.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 12, 2011 9:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...there's only ONE: 12 Oct 1968.

Hey, wait a minute...did someone actually say that?

Funny...

;)

Hope all's well, D!

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Oct 12, 2011 3:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...there's only ONE: 12 Oct 1968.

I haven't really tried to trace any particular reviewers I like...

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